IBM 5161

From: Bill Allen Jr <>
Date: Fri Apr 4 00:52:01 2003

Which is why i keep an old db25,ibm, 8 bit, single
port "asynchronus serial communications adaptor"
(serial port) card around.

if you rotate one of the dip jumper packs 90 deg, it
goes from async to current loop.

try that with a multifunction card (hehe)

the pins for current loop are different then the async

great for testing out teletypes or old ham gear ;)

the other jumper pack sets com 1 or 2


Message: 5
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2003 20:51:28
From: Joe <>
Subject: Re: IBM 5161

At 06:35 PM 4/2/03 -0700, you wrote:
>Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:
>>>>incompatible, and they had a giant surplus of
serial (RS232 and
>>>>loop) cards that nobody wanted, so they provided a
"FREE" serial
card to
>>On Thu, 3 Apr 2003, Tony Duell wrote:
>>>Why did 'mobody' want them? A serial port is a very
useful thing to
>>Because they occupied an entire slot (out of 5 on
the PC), and other
>>companies sold "multifunction" cards that could use
the same slot for
>>serial, parallel, clock, and memory. Most of those
were marketed as
>>functions - how many people remember what the other
two functions
>floppy, game port

    BEEP! Nope.


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